Friday, 17 August 2012


In 1993 Regina participated for the first time at EMA, the Slovenian pre-selection for the ESC. Regina finished in 4th place with the song Naj ljubezen združi vse ljudi which was written by Marij Kogoj and Mojmir Sepe.

Regina (born Irena Jalšovec, July 4 1965, Murska Sobota, Yugoslavia — now Slovenia) is a Slovenian singer, best known for her participation at the ESC in 1996 in Oslo where she came 21st with the song Dan najlepših sanj.

As a child Regina sang in a choir and learned to play guitar and organ. In 1986 Regina began her study as a psychologist at the Ljubljana Universaty where she met her husband, the rock guitarist and composer Aleksander Kogoj. Since 1987 Aleksander produced many songs for Regina.

Regina paticipated seven times at EMA, the slovenian national final for the ESC:

  •  1993: Naj ljubezen združi vse ljudi - 4th
  •  1996: Dan najlepših sanj - 1st
  •  1998: Glas gora - 3rd
  •  2001: Zaljubljena v maj - 10th
  •  2002: Ljubezen daje moč - Semi-final
  •  2004: Plave očij - 12th
  •  2005: Proti vetru - 9th
Regina has released seven albums and currently combines her singing and voiceover career with audio production work.

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